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Did you see this article in the New York Times earlier this month? Do you have a word of the year? This is a lovely idea, especially for the anti-resolution crowd. Even though I am all about resolutions, I thought this was a beautiful…

January 13, 2022
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Daily rituals

I’ve been thinking a lot about Elizabeth Holmes‘s self-imposed daily schedule. The reporting around it seems to imply that it’s crazy, too rigid, but this is the same exacting schedule that every “successful” celebrity publishes. “Michelle Obama rises at 4:30 a.m. to workout!” (P.S.…

January 10, 2022

Great unhappiness

Philip Seymour Hoffman died from a yet-to-be-confirmed drug overdose on Sunday. I have been irrationally affected by this. He was my favorite my actor, but I didn’t know him personally; this hasn’t stopped me from crying almost non-stop for the last two days. This…

February 4, 2014
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Six by Sondheim made me sad. What the …

I was super excited to watch Six by Sondheim (the newest Sondheim tribute/documentary) after I read about it in The New Yorker (I think). I even forced Scarlett to sit on the couch and watch it with me so she could hear Audra sing “Send…

December 16, 2013